Cataract is the major cause of blindness all over the world. It basically refers to a clouding, opacity, yellowing, or accumulation of fluid in the lens of the eye leading to loss of vision. It becomes extremely difficult, if not impossible for light rays from objects to pass through the opaque lens before being focused on the retina at the back of the eye. Generally, a cataract is painless and develops gradually over several months or years. Usually, cataract occurs in one eye first but with time it is present in both eyes. Usually found in people over the age of 55, cataract can also be found in younger people or in those who suffered from any kind of trauma. The symptoms of cataract can be blurred vision, dulled colors or increased sensitivity to light. Moreover, people suffering from cataract also find their night vision worsening as well as possibly a white spot being present over the pupil of the eye.
Diagnosis of cataract
If a patient comes in to the eye doctor complaining of painless progressive loss of vision, there are objective tests that indicate the presence of an operable cataract. While diagnosing for cataract, it is also essential to examine the entire eye for evidence of any other eye disease which may be compromising the vision. Dr. Braverman, a highly qualified and experienced Hollywood cataract specialist, observes patient symptoms, performs a detailed eye exam and tests for glare disability and contrast sensitivity to make a diagnosis. The final decision to proceed with the cataract surgery in Hollywood lies with the patient.
Treatment of cataract
Depending on the complaints, symptoms, signs and age of the patients, Dr. Braverman at Hollywood eye center may prescribe glasses, medication or surgery to the patient. Generally, the Hollywood cataract specialists do not recommend surgery until glasses no longer work to make you visually happy.
During cataract eye surgery at Hollywood eye center, the cloudy lens is removed or cleaned out, and replaced by a clear man made artificial lens. The surgery continues to improve with recent developments such as no-stitch surgery, topical anesthesia, surgical correction of astigmatism, new upgraded lens designs and laser assistance for precision cataract surgery. Though it takes a few months for the eye to heal completely, vision improves quickly and patients can go back to normal activity almost immediately.
About the Braverman Eye Center
The Braverman Eye Center is a leading eye-care provider that makes use of the most advanced techniques and technologies available to provide patients with the best vision correction results possible. Apart from providing top quality cataract surgery, Braverman Eye Center is highly regarded as a leading Lasik specialist in Hollywood. The Lasik surgeons at Hollywood are well-trained to provide best-in-class eye treatment to their patients.